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  • Disgusted ICE Agent Faces Down ‘Gang of Eight’ in Dramatic Senate Testimony (Video)

    04/27/2013 10:01:13 AM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-27-2013 | John Hill
    “Never before have I seen such contempt for law enforcement officers as what I’ve seen from the Gang of Eight” - Chris Crane, ICE Agent union president.- Last week, ICE union chief Chris Crane won a stunning initial court victory in his lawsuit against the Obama Administration. As we reported, Federal Judge Federal Judge Reed O’Connor told the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they had no power to refuse to deport illegal aliens, and that he was likely to strike down Obama's virtual "DACA" amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The ruling stunned Washington, and Crane's lawsuit could derail...
  • Online courses in climate change free, accessible and locally grown

    08/30/2011 6:24:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Times Colonist.com ^ | August 30, 2011 | By Judith Lavoie
    Does the mind boggle before the big words? Confused by incomprehensible graphs? Bewildered by scientific elucidation? Relax, the mysteries of climate change are now spelled out in understandable words, helped along by animation and interviews, in an innovative series of online courses produced by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. The first of four free modules of Climate Insights 101, designed for B.C. civil servants but available online for teachers and the public, was released Monday by Environment Minister Terry Lake at the Institute of Public Administration of Canada annual conference. To watch the first part of Climate Insights 101,...
  • Caganers: figurines of defecating world leaders in Catalan nativity scenes (Obama defecating)

    12/16/2009 8:30:37 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 37 replies · 2,495+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/16/2009 | Staff
    The Santa Llucia Christmas market in Barcelona sells everything you could need for your nativity scene. Little statues of Joseph and Mary? Check. A little baby Jesus? Check. Donkeys, sheep and cows? Check. Defecating world leaders? What? The 'caganer' (literally 'defecator') is a feature of Catalan nativity scenes. The figure is usually tucked away in a corner of the model, far away from the manger itself, for children to find. The caganer represents fertility and equality. The figure was traditionally a representation of a Catalan peasant wearing a red stocking hat, but modern caganers are often caricatures of famous people,...
  • 3rd-graders asked to help classmate in gender change

    05/11/2008 4:06:45 AM PDT · by Man50D · 112 replies · 474+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 10, 2008
    A Pennsylvania elementary school has angered parents by giving them one-day's notice of planned counseling sessions with 100 third-grade students to explain that one of their male classmates would soon begin wearing girls' clothing and taking a female name and to ask that they accept him as a girl and not make unkind remarks. The exercise in "social transition" was initiated by the boy's parents who approached the administration at Chatham Park Elementary School in Haverford Township asking that the school help in having their child's female identity find acceptance among his peers. After consulting experts on transgender children, the...
  • Bush: Americans will realize need for aliens

    07/20/2007 6:17:46 PM PDT · by Baladas · 823 replies · 9,203+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 20, 2007 | Stephen Dinan
    President Bush yesterday said Americans will soon realize they need the immigrants and foreign temporary workers that would have been allowed by his immigration bill, which was defeated in the Senate last month. Mr. Bush, in a town hall session in Nashville, Tenn., also refused to say whether he will pardon two U.S. Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a fleeing drug-smuggling suspect, saying the prosecutor was a friend of his who made his case to the jury that convicted the agents. If Mr. Bush was hoping the immigration issue would disappear after his bill's failure, those hopes were dashed,...
  • Hillary Clinton Reaches Out to Indian Americans

    03/29/2007 4:16:30 PM PDT · by yoe · 29 replies · 399+ views
    Indiawest ^ | March 29, 2007 | Staff
    While on a whirlwind fundraising visit to California that reportedly raised $10 million for her presidential campaign last weekend, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton sat down with the Asian American media for a brief conversation that touched on relations between the United States and India. "I am very encouraged by the closer ties between the United States and India," Clinton told India-West. "I had a wonderful trip there with my daughter in 1996, and I went to India to demonstrate the strong desire of the Clinton administration to increase ties between our countries. I am encouraged at how much...
  • No-bid U.S. contract for Mexican sewage plant raises eyebrows (Tijuana)

    02/25/2007 1:30:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 718+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/25/07 | Allison Hoffman - ap
    When it rains in this border town, toxic goo from Mexican slums and factories flows down the Tijuana River onto U.S. soil. It winds through tidal marshes and ends up in the Pacific Ocean, closing the beach to swimmers and diehard surfers 198 days last year. The U.S. government found a novel fix: pay a private developer an estimated $700 million to build and manage a treatment plant in Tijuana, Mexico. If the plant sells recycled water to thirsty Mexican factories, U.S. taxpayers will get some of their money back. Ground has not yet broken and the 7-year-old agreement between...
  • The Freshman: Senator James Webb From Virginia

    12/24/2006 5:53:47 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 86 replies · 2,413+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | 24 December 2006 | DEBORAH SOLOMON
    This is a long interview type article with a portion below: You previously belonged to the Republican Party and held two big positions — assistant secretary of defense and, later, secretary of the Navy — under President Reagan. I am very proud to have served in the Reagan administration. He had the ability to inspire people in this country in terms of how they viewed themselves as Americans. Why did you decide to switch and become a Democrat? A lot of people have left the Republican Party because they went over there like me on national-security issues and were never...
  • One In Five Hispanics In America Lack Sufficient Food

    12/21/2006 4:32:51 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 148 replies · 2,468+ views
    All Headline News ^ | December 21, 2006 | Linda Young
    Washington, D.C. (AHN) - Disturbing statistics on the number of Hispanics who daily go hungry in America was released at a press conference on Wednesday by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). The national Hispanic civil rights group found that nearly one in five people lack nutritious food. NCLR officials said in a press release that increasing federal nutrition assistance programs would help decrease the growing "food insecurity" faced by 19.6 percent of Latinos in America. "Lack of access to resources is forcing far too many Latino families into choices no one should have to make, such as between...
  • Conservative voters likely to stay home

    10/19/2006 3:53:04 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 590 replies · 6,734+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 19 October 2006 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    The Republican Party can stave off defeat with a strong turnout on Nov. 7, party leaders are telling the faithful -- but they are finding it tough to sell that message to some disillusioned conservative voters. "The message hasn't gotten across because a lot of people are sick and tired of thinking the only reason for going to the polls is to vote for the Republicans because they are lesser of two evils," said Tom McClusky, vice president for government affairs at the Family Research Council (FRC), a leading social conservative group. "Conservatives aren't motivated to come out, is what...
  • Foley to reveal name of alleged abuser

    10/17/2006 4:10:27 PM PDT · by SmoothTalker · 36 replies · 870+ views
    AP Via Yahoo ^ | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    "Disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley will reveal to the Archdiocese of Miami the name of the Roman Catholic clergyman he says abused him as a teenager, Foley's civil attorney said Tuesday." ""It's going to be very clear in the coming days that it is a fact as opposed to any possible allegations that it was a fantasy or something made up for political purposes," attorney Gerald Richman said."
  • 2nd Quran Found In Toilet At NYC University, Islamic Group Says

    10/18/2006 5:06:41 AM PDT · by Puppage · 92 replies · 1,775+ views
    WNBC Television ^ | 10/18/06 | Puppage
    NEW YORK -- Another copy of the Islamic holy book has been found in a toilet at a university library, a civil liberties group said Tuesday. The discovery of the Quran in a toilet at Pace University's lower Manhattan campus on Friday was the latest in a series of recent acts of vandalism tinged with racial or religious overtones at the school, said the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an Islamic civil liberties group. "We once again call on Pace University to take concrete measures to help educate the student population about Islamophobic bigotry and its...
  • British TV journalist 'unlawfully killed' by US forces in Iraq (Roundup) [Murder charges sought.]

    10/14/2006 2:46:14 AM PDT · by familyop · 30 replies · 845+ views
    London - British television journalist Terry Lloyd was 'unlawfully killed' by US forces in southern Iraq in 2003, an inquest by a coroner in Britain concluded Friday. Lloyd, who was 50 when he died, had 'disappeared in a hail of American tank fire' as he and three colleagues approached the southern Iraqi port of Basra on a highway on March 22, 2003, the inquest report said. His wife, Lynn, and daughter Chelsey Friday called for the US marine who opened fire on Lloyd's convoy to face murder charges. 'The marines who fired on civilians and those who gave the orders...
  • Foley Claims He Was Molested by Clergyman When He Was a Teen

    10/03/2006 3:22:32 PM PDT · by ableLight · 320 replies · 7,306+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 10/3/06 | FoxNews
  • MTV Video Awards 2006 Live Thread

    08/31/2006 3:42:56 PM PDT · by lainie · 99 replies · 1,205+ views
    TV's depths of inanity | 8-31-2006
    The 2006 MTV Video Music Awards are tonight at 8 PM eastern. Look forward to host Jack Black, an endless parade of shameless self-congratulations and drunken F-bombs, and maybe some cretins trying to out-gross past appearances. Scheduled performances: Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera. Mayor Bloomberg announced that Shakira will win (no, I'm not kidding). To commemorate the show's return to New York City, MTV has produced VMANYC2006, which will be "the site that never sleeps," with a map showing favorite celebrity places in NY.
  • Senator Meets Leaders Over Ethnic Comment (Sen. Allen Meets Indian/American Leaders over Comment)

    08/17/2006 6:31:46 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 61 replies · 979+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 8/17/06
    ARLINGTON, Va. - Sen. George Allen met Wednesday with Indian-American political leaders concerned that he referred to a rival's campaign staffer as "macaca" and told the Virginia native of Indian descent, "Welcome to America." Members of the US Indian Political Action Committee said they have received hundreds of e-mails about the comments Allen made Friday at a speech that S.R. Sidarth was videotaping for his Democratic challenger, Jim Webb. "Obviously this is something that has us very, very concerned," said Sanjay Puri, a northern Virginia businessman and founder and director of the committee, which claims 30,000 members. "The remarks are...
  • 'Green Helmet' Helps Rescue the Wounded

    08/11/2006 6:27:12 PM PDT · by pitinkie · 54 replies · 1,634+ views
    Bellsouth.net ^ | 8/11/06 | AP
    TYRE, Lebanon (AP) - After hours of digging in the blistering heat, Salam Daher emerged from the wreckage with the body of a 9-month-old baby, a blue pacifier still pinned to its nightshirt. Daher, a member of the civil defense for 20 years, has been photographed with bodies of the dead in two wars now - first in 1996 and most recently with the baby on July 30 -- both times after Israeli attacks in the village of Qana six miles southeast of the city. For that reason, some Web sites have labeled him the "Green Helmet," and accused him...
  • Former Taliban envoy writes of Guantanamo 'humiliation'

    07/30/2006 12:13:44 PM PDT · by james500 · 32 replies · 777+ views
    Reuters ^ | 31 July 2006
    KABUL: Less than a year after his release from Guantanamo Bay, a former Taliban envoy has written a book on his "humiliation" with the hope it will add pressure on the United States to wind up the controversial prison. Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, the Taliban's former ambassador to Pakistan and the face of the regime at the time of its fall, spent nearly four years in US detention before being released and handed over to Afghan authorities in September 2005. "I have been humiliated and tortured. By depicting the oppression that is going on in Guantanamo, I have tried to...
  • Doctor: Cartoons Swayed Accused Killer Mom(Andrea Yates)

    06/29/2006 4:30:16 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 541+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 6 29 06 | ANGELA K. BROWN,
    HOUSTON - Andrea Yates believed that cartoon characters told her she was a bad mother who fed her children too much candy, a jail psychiatrist testified Thursday. Dr. Melissa R. Ferguson, who talked to Yates the day after her arrest in the bathtub drownings of her five children, said the defendant suffered from a major depressive disorder and was psychotic, picking at her lip until it bled. Ferguson was the first defense witness in the second murder trial for Yates, who has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. She is being retried because her 2002 conviction was overturned last year...
  • Was Al-Zarqawi Beaten After Bombing?

    06/10/2006 10:32:23 AM PDT · by Lacey · 185 replies · 4,170+ views
    CBS/AP ^ | June 10, 2006
    CBS/AP) An Iraqi man who was one of the first people on the scene of the U.S. airstrike targeting Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said he saw American troops beating a man who had a beard like the al Qaeda leader. The witness, who lives near the house where al-Zarqawi spent his last days, said he saw the man lying on the ground near an irrigation canal. He was badly wounded but still alive, the man told Associated Press Television News. U.S. troops arriving on the scene wrapped the man's head in an Arab robe and began beating him, said the local...
  • Al-Zarqawi Killing: More Harm Than Good?

    06/08/2006 3:59:51 PM PDT · by pissant · 97 replies · 1,790+ views
    ABC ^ | 6/8/06 | LESLIE YERANSIAN
    June 8, 2006 — The world is reacting in various ways to the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. While reactions in the United States express relief, resolve and a hope for peace, reactions overseas remain mixed. "If Sheik al-Zarqawi has died, he will go to heaven, God willing, and there will be 200 million al-Zarqawis after him" — ominous words from one Islamic extremist Web site posted in an al-Qaeda clearinghouse shortly after the news of al-Zarqawi's death. But laments over the demise of al-Zarqawi are not confined to Web sites — they're also on overseas airwaves. On Arabic-language networks...
  • Look at the cover of TIME this week

    06/04/2006 10:12:10 AM PDT · by roostercogburn · 87 replies · 2,943+ views
    Haditha - The scandal - Now on your local news stand
  • Haditha killings recall Vietnam's My Lai

    06/02/2006 6:52:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 3,506+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/2/06 | Richard Pyle - ap
    NEW YORK - On a March morning in 1968, American troops swept into a village on South Vietnam's central coast in search of communist guerrillas. Instead, they found unarmed civilians — and gunned them down, leaving bodies huddled in ditches. Nearly four decades later, the notorious name of that hamlet — My Lai — has been summoned from memory again, as the U.S. military investigates allegations of mass civilian killings by a group of Marines in the western Iraqi town of Haditha. While the numbers differ — upward of 300 at My Lai, compared to 24 at Haditha — some...
  • Boxer Wants Troops Out of Iraq By Year's End

    05/30/2006 4:41:29 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 54 replies · 867+ views
    KCBS ^ | Tuesday, May 30, 2006 | KCBS
    San Francisco, Calif. (KCBS) -- U.S Senator Barbara Boxer plans to introduce a resolution in the Senate calling for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq within six months, if not earlier. The California Senator, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, held a news conference today at San Francisco's War Memorial Building. KCBS Reporter Barbara Taylor said the resolution conveys both strong language and a sense of irony, noting that each goal set by the Bush Administration has been met, whether it's eliminating Saddam Hussein or democratic elections. The senator said there's simply no more reason to be...
  • Al-Qaeda number two in new video

    04/28/2006 7:09:31 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 40 replies · 765+ views
    BBC ^ | 4/28/06 | BBC
    Al-Qaeda's number two Ayman al-Zawahiri has appeared in a video saying that Iraqi insurgents have "broken the back" of the US military. He praised "martyrdom operations" carried out by al-Qaeda in Iraq in the video, posted on an Islamist website. And he called on the people and army of Pakistan to fight against President Musharraf's administration. This is the third message from prominent al-Qaeda leaders to emerge within a week. A tape from Osama Bin Laden was broadcast on 23 April, followed two days later by a message from Iraqi insurgent Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
  • Young Officers Join the Debate Over Rumsfeld

    04/22/2006 10:55:12 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 72 replies · 1,464+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 22 2006 | THOM SHANKER and ERIC SCHMITT
    The revolt by retired generals who publicly criticized Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has opened an extraordinary debate among younger officers, in military academies, in the armed services' staff colleges and even in command posts and mess halls in Iraq. The discussions often flare with anger, particularly among many midlevel officers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and face the prospect of additional tours of duty. "This is about the moral bankruptcy of general officers who lived through the Vietnam era yet refused to advise our civilian leadership properly," said one Army major in the Special Forces who has...
  • Women's group slams Exxon for sponsoring Masters

    04/07/2006 12:51:19 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 723+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/5/6
    A group of Exxon Mobil Corp. shareholders said on Wednesday it has filed a resolution accusing the oil company of discrimination against women for sponsoring the Masters golf tournament. ADVERTISEMENT The leading proponent of the resolution, which now must be voted on by shareholders, is Martha Burk, head of the National Council of Women's Organizations. She has waged a long-running battle with the Augusta National Golf Club, host of the Masters, over its refusal to admit women as members. Exxon confirmed the resolution had been filed and will appear in the company's proxy, which will be filed with U.S. regulators...
  • Netflix sues Blockbuster to shut online service

    04/04/2006 10:59:40 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 77 replies · 1,361+ views
    news.com ^ | April 4, 2006,
    Online DVD rental company Netflix on Tuesday sued rival Blockbuster for patent infringement, asking a federal judge in Northern California to shut down Blockbuster's 18-month-old online rental service and award Netflix damages, according to a copy of the filing. Blockbuster declined to comment, saying it had not received a copy of the lawsuit. Netflix, which was founded in 1999, holds two U.S. patents for its business methodology, which calls for subscribers to pay a monthly fee to select and rent DVDs from the company's Web site and to maintain a list of titles telling Netflix in which order to ship...
  • Poll: Most Open to Letting Immigrants Stay

    04/02/2006 5:08:09 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 79 replies · 1,360+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 4/2/06 | NANCY BENAC
    WASHINGTON - A slim majority of Americans are open to allowing undocumented workers to obtain some sort of temporary legal status to remain in the United States, with stronger support for the idea among Democrats, younger adults and more educated Americans, a new poll finds. Overall, 56 percent of Americans favor offering illegal immigrants a shot at some kind of legal status; roughly two-thirds of those ages 18-34 like the idea and an equal share of those with a college education agree, the AP-Ipsos survey found.
  • Former Gitmo Detainees Speak of Abuse

    03/20/2006 5:52:03 PM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 396+ views
    AP ^ | 3/20/6 | FOSTER KLUG
    WASHINGTON -- America risks convicting the innocent and letting the guilty evade justice in how it handles detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the military attorney defending an Australian terror suspect held at the U.S. prison camp said Monday. Maj. Michael Mori, a Marine Corps lawyer, told an audience at George Washington University that no civilized justice system would accept "information being acquired potentially under torture or questionable methods." Mori spoke after several former detainees recounted their experiences at the camp, which holds roughly 500 prisoners. Most were taken in the aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan following the Sept....
  • In Secret Unit's 'Black Room,' a Grim Portrait of U.S. Abuse

    03/19/2006 11:14:50 AM PST · by Crackingham · 73 replies · 4,749+ views
    NY Times ^ | Eric Schmitt & Carolyn Marshall
    As the Iraqi insurgency intensified in early 2004, an elite Special Operations forces unit converted one of Saddam Hussein's former military bases near Baghdad into a top-secret detention center. There, American soldiers made one of the former Iraqi government's torture chambers into their own interrogation cell. They named it the Black Room. In the windowless, jet-black garage-size room, some soldiers beat prisoners with rifle butts, yelled and spit in their faces and, in a nearby area, used detainees for target practice in a game of jailer paintball. Their intention was to extract information to help hunt down Iraq's most-wanted terrorist,...
  • Editorial: Aid from the state blitzes Minutemen [Texas Caca Alert]

    02/27/2006 9:21:47 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 40 replies · 890+ views
    Motivated by an important issue — but bloated by self-importance — the Minutemen patrolled the border to stem the tide of illegal immigration. President Bush called them "a vigilante group," a potentially dangerous intrusion into the realm of law enforcement officials. That was almost a year ago, and his words ring truer than ever. Already unnecessary, the Minutemen have been rendered even more superfluous, thanks to a state program dubbed Operation Linebacker, which has allocated nearly $10 million for border security since December. With much of the money going to bolster sheriff's departments from Brownsville to El Paso, the program...
  • Bird's head reportedly found in can of beans

    02/18/2006 4:30:38 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 107 replies · 1,414+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | 18 February 2006
    CHICAGO - A northern Illinois resident reported finding a bird’s head in a can of pinto beans, prompting a Chicago-based food company to announce a voluntary recall on Friday.. La Preferida Inc. said in a statement that it was recalling a limited number of its cans as a precaution. The company says the beans were canned by New Meridian Inc. in Eaton, Ind. “There are still many unanswered questions, but we have decided to err on the side of safety,” said David Brand, La Preferida’s director of quality assurance. The company is investigating to determine how the bird head got...
  • Sami Al-Arian not guilty on 8 of 17 counts

    12/06/2005 12:40:23 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 220 replies · 10,034+ views
    me/breaking
    There it is. Turn on the news it should be on right about now. His co-conspirators too.
  • These Soldiers Say 'Over There' Is 'Bogus'

    07/26/2005 7:55:18 AM PDT · by Cecily · 110 replies · 4,477+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | July 26, 2005 | M.L. Lyke
    A truck tire hits a flagged wire, a roadside bomb explodes, a handsome private with shredded leg screams in agony. In the bloody chaos of the moment, his soldier buddies panic. One pukes. Stop the cameras! Sir! "People don't act like that when an i.e.d. (improvised explosive device) goes off. They make us look like idiots. We're not idiots!" said a first lieutenant previewing "Over There," the new TV series from Steven Bochco ("NYPD Blue," "Hill Street Blues") that debuts tomorrow night on FX cable network. It's set in Iraq, hyped as "true to life" by producers and hailed by...
  • Kay Griggs Talks (false accusations of USMC and sodomy)

    06/19/2005 2:22:38 AM PDT · by SaltyJoe · 31 replies · 3,992+ views
    Kay Griggs was a Southern divorcee who rented a room to Marine Corps colonel George Griggs in the late 1980s. She was impressed by his clipped manner, his education, his good looks. Two months later she married him. What she found out about world affairs as George Griggs' wife was astounding. Colonel Griggs was a Marine Corps Chief of Staff, as well as head of NATO's Psychological Operations. He was also, his wife realized, entirely mind-controlled. Kay, a self-declared Christian, became privy to the real workings of the United States military, leadership training, drug-running and weapons sales, and the secret...
  • Senator regrets if remarks misunderstood (Dick d'Turban Durbin)

    06/17/2005 4:35:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 113 replies · 4,270+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/17/05 | Rebecca Carroll - AP
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Friday that he regretted any misunderstandings caused by his comments earlier this week comparing American interrogators at Guantanamo Bay to Nazis. The White House, Senate Republicans and others had called for an apology after Durbin's comments Tuesday. Durbin made the comparison after reading an FBI agent's report describing detainees at the Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as being chained to the floor without food or water in extreme temperatures. "If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to...
  • Girls face discipline for prank (TX)

    06/16/2005 6:36:59 AM PDT · by jtminton · 42 replies · 1,982+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 06/16/2005 | Kelly Melhart
    This article contains graphic and explicit language. Four Keller High School varsity cheerleaders put human feces on a pizza during a cheerleading camp, then returned it to the Fossil Ridge High School squad, claiming that Fossil Ridge had done the disgusting deed, district officials confirmed this week. Federal laws bar officials from discussing the girls' discipline, but such an incident would be considered "serious misconduct," district spokesman Jason Meyer said. Punishment could include sending the girls to the district's disciplinary alternative high school. They could also be removed from the cheerleading team, he said. The Fossil Ridge squad sent the...
  • Military action won't end insurgency, growing number of U.S. officers believe

    06/12/2005 3:38:33 PM PDT · by Santiago de la Vega · 29 replies · 2,845+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers ^ | 6-12-2005 | Tom Lasseter
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A growing number of senior American military officers in Iraq have concluded that there is no long-term military solution to an insurgency that has killed thousands of Iraqis and more than 1,300 U.S. troops during the past two years. Instead, officers say, the only way to end the guerilla war is through Iraqi politics - an arena that so far has been crippled by divisions between Shiite Muslims, whose coalition dominated the January elections, and Sunni Muslims, who are a minority in Iraq but form the base of support for the insurgency.
  • More babies, young kids going hungry in US (Blame Dubya's proposed cuts in welfare aid)

    06/12/2005 5:00:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 161 replies · 2,351+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/11/05
    More babies, young kids going hungry in US Sat Jun 11, 11:00 PM ET An American butcher. Increasing numbers of young American children are showing signs of serious malnourishment, fueled by a greater prevalence of hunger in the United States, while, paradoxically, two-thirds of the US population is either overweight or obese(AFP/File/Stan Honda) BALTIMORE, United States (AFP) - Increasing numbers of young American children are showing signs of serious malnourishment, fueled by a greater prevalence of hunger in the United States, while, paradoxically, two-thirds of the US population is either overweight or obese. In 2003, 11.2 percent of families in...
  • Lawsuit dilemma redux: Once again, a real-world problem ignored (CA)

    05/09/2005 8:16:05 AM PDT · by SierraWasp · 4 replies · 403+ views
    Sacramento BEE ^ | 5/9/05 | Dan Walters
    Dan Walters: Lawsuit dilemma redux: Once again, a real-world problem ignored By Dan Walters -- Bee Columnist Published 2:15 am PDT Monday, May 9, 2005 A melodrama that played itself out over two years in the Capitol, and eventually in the November election, reflected the polarized and unresponsive nature of California's political apparatus. A real-world problem was presented to the Legislature. Some unscrupulous attorneys were conducting ill-disguised shakedowns of small businesses - auto repair shops, cafes, nail parlors and the like - by misusing the state's "unfair business practices" law. Business owners, many of them immigrants, were receiving harshly worded...
  • Public radio unites nation through dialogue Gross describes NPR as 'one of the most fair news source

    04/22/2005 7:45:58 PM PDT · by Mongeaux · 55 replies · 1,568+ views
    Idaho State Journal.com ^ | Elizabeth Ziegler
    POCATELLO - National Public Radio's award-winning talk show host, Terry Gross, took a break from interviewing political leaders and cultural icons for a speaking tour, including a stop-off at Idaho State University Wednesday. Some conservatives have tagged NPR as one of the cornerstones of the "liberal media," but Gross said that isn't completely true. The word liberal has two connotations, she said, politically left and liberal, as in the liberal arts. In the first political sense of the word, Gross said NPR has no agenda and presents unbiased, balanced coverage of national and world events. "Some people in this day...
  • Smart loos flush with success (Neorest - the magic toilet from Toto USA)

    04/20/2005 6:03:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies · 1,130+ views
    Calgary Sun ^ | April 2, 2005 | Andrea Radke
    The loo. The can. The throne. No one used to discuss how much they spent on their toilet. It wasn’t so much a part of the design, as a functional element of necessity that was a taboo topic. You can flush that old fashioned concept. Today, homeowners are spending thousands of dollars on fancy thrones fit for a king.
  • Penn State study says preschoolers not getting enough fiber

    01/30/2005 5:33:35 PM PST · by beavus · 19 replies · 642+ views
    Penn State Live ^ | January 28, 2005 | NA
    University Park, Pa. -- A Penn State analysis of the diets of a nationally representative sample of U.S. preschoolers, ages 2 to 5, shows that more than three-quarters of the children are not getting enough fiber. Children who consumed the most fiber also had the most nutrient-rich diets. However, all children in the study ate fewer dairy servings than recommended by the Food Guide Pyramid. "There is clinical evidence that children with low fiber intakes are at risk of chronic constipation," said Sibylle Kranz, assistant professor of nutritional sciences who led the study. "However, there are also other reasons to...
  • Thief steals poop from woman walking dog

    03/31/2005 1:10:08 PM PST · by RushCrush · 91 replies · 2,926+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-31-05 | AP
    SAN DIEGO - The hunt is on for a different kind of burglar. Police in San Diego are searching for a gunman who swiped a bag of poop from a woman out walking her dog. The woman told police that she was out walking her dog, Misty, on Monday night when a man in his 20s ran up behind her and grabbed the bag she was holding. When the gunman discovered what was in it, he threw it down in disgust, pointed his gun at the 32-year-old woman and demanded money, San Diego police detective Gary Hassen said. He then...
  • Chris Rock hidden from President Bush

    01/30/2005 6:20:38 AM PST · by paudio · 29 replies · 1,425+ views
    Press-Telegram ^ | January 29, 2005
    Comedian Chris Rock says he spent an impromptu tour of the White House hiding from the president. Rock was filming a movie in Washington a year ago when, during a break, he walked past the White House. "A black security guard spotted me and took me into the White House," Rock told The Associated Press recently. "I was walking around the whole White House. It was weird because (President) Bush was there and they were hiding me from Bush."
  • ZOT! The Civics Lesson: A Language Arts/ Social Science Project

    12/27/2004 12:59:08 PM PST · by thecivicslesson · 182 replies · 2,115+ views
    The purpose of this lesson is to satisfy the California State Language Arts Standards for use of electronic and internet sources, reading comprehension, writing, and analysis of public debate; and Social Science Standards for democracy in action, the American political process, and participation in public debate.
  • GOP not so inclusive(Texas Caca Alert)

    08/14/2004 7:15:11 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 420+ views
    Express-News Letter to the Editor ^ | 8/10/04 | Luis Cabrera
    Re: Robert Sanchez's letter "Patronizing minorities" (July 27): The notion that the Republican Party has done more for minorities is laughable at best. Mr. Sanchez's statement that more minorities have been elected to public office is a lie. You will not find a single African American Republican in the Legislature. In fact, the "inclusive" Republican Party does not have a single black member in its ranks in the U.S. Congress. There was a period of 56 years in which Republicans did not have a single black member in Congress. Republicans have a single Hispanic member in the Texas Legislature in...
  • Texas GOP wins round in redistricting battle (CACA ALERT!)

    04/23/2004 5:09:41 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 129+ views
    But Supreme Court's refusal to hear appeal may not be last word. There was no doubt profound satisfaction - if not uncontrollable spontaneous merriment - in the highest councils of the Texas Republican Party this week. It was prompted by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear an appeal from Texas Democratic state senators of last year's GOP-backed congressional redistricting scheme. The Republican plan made it through to enactment only after three special sessions. Those grim sessions saw extensive behind-the-scenes maneuvering by U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, the godfather of the scheme, merciless arm-twisting, and, finally, the GOP leadership's trashing...
  • GOP has yet to reap redistricting bonanza (Texas)

    03/13/2004 9:16:12 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 25 replies · 373+ views
    Caller-Times ^ | March 13, 2004
    Texas Republicans saw a rout in the offing, but the jury's still out. Texans went to the polls Tuesday (in pathetically low numbers) to register their preferences in the Democratic and Republican primaries, and we saw the usual pratfalls and triumphs, winners and also-rans. But as we pore over the returns like so many tea-leaf readers, we would do well to put the matter in a larger context. This, after all, was payoff day for the Texas Republican leadership: Last spring and summer, the GOP - through no fewer than three special legislative sessions - bullied, bartered and bruised its...